8/22/2014 6:57:00 PM Float or not, the Cardboard Boat Races promise lots of fun
The great Pioneer Days Cardboard Boat Race will be Saturday, August 29, at Indian Mound Park, Englewood. Registration 9am, race 10am. There are three categories of entrants in Captain Rick’s Cardboard Boat Races this year: Prams Junior sailors, age 10 and under enter for free, sponsored by Lasbury-Tracy Realty. Sunfish sailors age 11-15, cost $20 and World Cup (everyone else) is $25. The entry fee is for the boat which can have up to 6 sailors. A boat may be entered in more than one category but must register for each category entered. Start getting the cardboard boxes, duct tape and paint together, and practice escaping a sinking boat! Instructions and applications are now available at: www.englewoodpioneerdays.com under “contests & events.” All Pram and Sunfish sailors will receive a participation award. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded in each class. There will also be an award for the most creative vessel and the highly coveted “Titanic Award.” Safety is very important in the competition. All competitors will be required to wear “real” shoes in the water and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary 87 Englewood will be present to provide first aid for any oyster cuts or other mishaps that may occur. Racers under 18 must have a parent sign their application. Hints on how to build a cardboard boat under “Workshops & Learning” here in Around Town. www.englewoodpioneerdays.com.